HackRU Fall 2016
Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

What is HackRU

HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects. Industry experts and mentors come from all over the country to foster an environment for learning through tech talks and one-on-one guidance. We encourage beginner and advanced hackers alike to challenge themselves and expand their skills.

Learn more about HackRU from behind the scenes by reading our articles on Medium!

Where is it?

HackRU will be taking place October 22-23, 2016 at the College Ave Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
126 College Ave,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

See what other hackers made last HackRU!

Want a better idea of what we do at HackRU? Well take a look at all the inspiring projects that were made last HackRU.

What's the application process?
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to hack, so HackRU runs registration on a first-come-first-serve basis rather than through application evaluations. That means registration fills up quickly, so make sure to register early!
Who can come?
HackRU welcomes undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, backgrounds, and skill levels to come create. Unfortunately, if you are not a student you will not be able to attend. Additionally, due to administrative restrictions, non-Rutgers students under 18 will not be able to attend. Identification to prove age will be required to enter.
I'm new, what should I do?
That's great! We'd love to have you at HackRU. Throughout the weekend there will be workshops for you to get your feet wet, project ideas for you to try out, and mentors to guide you through the process.
How much does it cost to attend?
Like the best things in life, HackRU is completely free to attend, you just have to show up. We will be providing meals, snacks, and drinks for the entire event along with swag on swag on swag.
Travel Reimbursements?
Unfortunately, due to university regulations, HackRU is unable to offer travel reimbursements or send buses to areas outside the New Brunswick campus. :(
Can I work with others?
Hackers can (and are encouraged to!) work in teams of up to 4 humans. The knowledge you can gain from teammates is invaluable, not to mention you might leave with a new best friend. We will be having a team-building after opening ceremonies for people who are looking for teammates.
What should I bring?
Yourself, your ingenuity, hacking gear (laptop, monitor, hardware), photo ID, toiletries, sleeping gear, a change of clothes.
What shouldn't I bring?
Weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon, alcohol, illegal drugs, animals. Use your common sense - if you wouldn't bring it on a plane or to school, don't bring it here.
Do you have any hardware?
Hardware will be provided by the MLH Hardware labs and a full list of available hardware will be posted here the week of the event.
Can I win anything?
Yes! We'll release more information about prizes as the event draws near.

Help! I still have questions! Email Us!


    10:00AM 11:00AM 11:30AM 1:00PM 6:00PM
    Registration opens Lunch served Opening ceremony Hacking commences Dinner served


    2:00AM 7:00AM 11:00AM 11:30PM 2:30PM
    Midnight snack Breakfast served Lunch served Hacking ends Closing ceremony

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